Selkirk MB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Coyote Tales: Friendship Centre hero modelled the courage of the bear - Red Deer Advocate (subscription)Thursday, January 12, 2017
As I have thought about the legacy that Nelson leaves behind, I think about the cultural teaching of bravery which is represented by the bear. I grew up in the Selkirk Mountains and had a few close encounters with bears so the teaching that the spirit of the bear offers us courage and protection to face danger, fear or change with confidence and bravery is personal to me.
I believe that Nelson Mayer left us many practical examples of courage and bravery. The bear represents courage because they have great strength to overcome challenges. The bear shows us how to stand up for what we believe in. I’m inspired by the courage that a mother black bear displays when her cubs are in danger and I hope I can tap into that courage to advocate for indigenous youth and their families.
Within the Indigenous Plains Cultures there are different views about the seven sacred teachings, but the tribes agree that these teachings form the foundation of the Indigenous way of life that is in harmony with nature, our family, and our community. Our traditional teachings are not in the past, they provide life giving direction in the present and provide courage, wisdom and strength for the future. If you look around the community, you will find many examples of these seven sacred teachings. In the weeks ahead, I will be exploring the origin of these teachings and how they are being modelled in our community today.
The passing of Nelson Mayer is a tremendous loss but starting 2017 with a funeral that felt more like a motivational conference has strengthened my resolve to continue to encourage others and challenge others to do whatever they can to build a strong and vibrant community.
Tanya Ward-Schur is the director of the Asooahum Crossing in Red Deer.
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Writer remembered for love of history - Simcoe ReformerFriday, October 28, 2016
Raids on Canada in the mid-1860s. Her latest manuscript – Gun Boats of the Great Lakes – is complete and ready to be edited and published.
MacDonald died Oct. 9 at her home between Nanticoke and Selkirk after a long battle with colon cancer. She was 64.
MacDonald was well-known to anyone in Haldimand and Norfolk with a passing interest in local history.
She maintained a profile for her work with a regular column in the local press titled Heritage Lane. MacDonald began writing the popular feature in 1986 for the Nanticoke Times. She continued to file weekly in the Wednesday Times-Reformer until recently.
When she wasn’t piecing together the local past, MacDonald took an interest in the museums that housed this history. She was a member for many years of the Haldimand Museums Advisory Board.
“Her loss will certainly be felt,” Anne Unyi, Haldimand’s supervisor of heritage and culture, said Monday. “She was a true font of knowledge and an incredible resource. She had a bloodhound’s scent for history. She’ll definitely be missed.”
MacDonald was a native of Montreal. She settled in Haldimand in 1977 with her husband Dan Riley. It was here that her interest in local history blossomed.
“While doing research, she would come across interesting facts that no one seemed to know about,” daughter Catherine Riley-Arenburg, of Simcoe, said. “She felt people needed to know these facts; to know their history.”
MacDonald delivered a host of writing services through her business Heronwood Enterprises. She wrote nearly 3,000 articles for magazines and newspapers in Canada and the United States, including the Hamilton Spectator, the Toronto Star, Canadian Living and Harrowsmith.
She also published articles in The Beaver, the Old Farmer’s Almanac and Maclean’s.
For many years, MacDonald had a fruitful partne...
Selkirk man was in rollover - The Barrie ExaminerFriday, September 30, 2016
RAMARA TWP. - A Selkirk man thrown from his vehicle Tuesday morning has died from his injuries.
Orillia OPP have identified him as Jacob Haylock, 21.
He was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre following the 7:30 a.m. crash on County Rd. 46, north of Highway 12.
A 22-year-old Sebright woman, Haylock's passenger, suffered minor injuries in the single-vehicle rollover.
OPP have released no information about why the crash took place but are continuing to investigate.
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Fire at Selkirk crematorium causes $250K in damages - CBC.caThursday, September 15, 2016
Volunteer firefighters spent more than three hours battling a stubborn blaze at the Voyage Funeral Home crematorium in Selkirk, Man., on Sunday night.
Crews were called shortly after 10 p.m. by an employee at the Selkirk General Hospital, which is not far from the crematorium.
Fire Chief Craig Fiebelkorn said when the 22 firefighters arrived, flames were shooting through the roof.
"So our guys gained entry through the front of the building. The fire was very stubborn — a lot of extension into the walls and ceiling," said Fiebelkorn. "We couldn't put anyone on the roof, because the roof was breached by the blaze."
It appeared someone had been cremated, because firefighters found remains inside one of the cremators, Fiebelkorn said.
Voyage Funeral Home's crematorium in Selkirk sustained $250,000 in damages in a fire Sunday night. (CBC)
"When my guys went inside to check for damage, they opened up the two ovens. They found bones in one of them."
It seems the fail safe systems for the oven didn't work, Fiebelkorn said. It was supposed to shut off at a certain temperature and apparently failed to do so. ...
Two Carnival Legends Lost - VenuesNowWednesday, March 27, 2019
They didn't want me in the business," she said. But she met Bingo, and the rest is history.
In his youth, Bingo was in a hurry to get out of Brandon, Manitoba, where he said there were only three occupations – policeman, and he was too short to be one; crook, and he was too nice to try that; and carnie. He hitched a job on Royal American Shows working the sideshows and then Myerhoff Shows.
And then he met Simba, the lion. "The lion was jealous of me," Jackie said.
Simba the Lion loving on a young Bingo Hauser.
From Simba, Bingo moved on to an alligator, a boa constrictor and a monkey. They all grew up in the Hauser household, some in the kitchen, some in the living room. Once the monkey escaped and hid in a farmer's truck to make his getaway. Hours later, Bingo had to bail the monkey out of jail.
They travelled with the menagerie for years, but then the animals grew too big.
The time came to switch from fur to iron. Bingo knew he had to "get rid of anything you have to feed all winter." Jackie didn't want Bingo to get into the carnival business, but he did.
Like Tony, Bingo was gregarious and bigger than life. Jackie remembered that when he asked her to marry him, she thought, "You and me and how many others?" But he managed to propose and they bought a Merry-Go-Round and West Coast Amusements was born.
There was a carousel horse from that Merry-Go-Round at Bingo's funeral Oct. 16 in Langley, B.C., spruced up and set up by his son Bob.
West Coast Amusements now includes more than 100 rides and operates three units. The season begins in April and ends in September. The family has the route covered and is working on details of the 2016 season now.
On RCS, Bil Lowry has taken over Tony's responsibilities.
Life goes on, but the loss of two giants in the industry is felt by many hundreds of people, evidenced in the tributes paid.
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Gaydha Uldine MUNRO (nee ASHLEY) - Red Deer AdvocateSaturday, March 02, 2019
Cam, who was the love of her life. She was also predeceased by her parents, Norman and Loveday, her brother Mackay, and her sister Carol.
Gaydha was born and raised in Manitou, Manitoba. After graduating high school, she went to business college and began a career working in various administrative positions including with the Manitoba Telephone System and the Manitoba Department of Agriculture.
Soon after, she met Cam, her true love, and they married on August 6, 1960. After settling in Winnipeg, they welcomed their three daughters and began the family life they so enjoyed. Cam’s career took the family from Manitoba to Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. During that time, Gaydha was a dedicated wife and mother, roles she was very proud of. Following retirement in 1990, she and Cam returned to Red Deer, Alberta, where they would enjoy spending time with their family and especially their cherished grandchildren. Those who knew Gaydha were touched by her strength, spirit, enthusiasm, and passion. She would take the occasions in life to celebrate others with generosity and joy, providing an example that will endure in the hearts of her family.
A special thank you to the Palliative Home Care Team, especially Shannon and Sarah, and to the exceptional staff of the Red Deer Hospice. In keeping with Gaydha’s wishes, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6, www.reddeerhospice.com
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Park players remember fallen MacEwan teammate - Sherwood Park NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
MacEwan and in his third year with the Griffins. He also played with the Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (2013-2014), the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (2013-2015) and the La Ronge Ice Wolves of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (2015-2016).Lamothe was a graduate of the Vimy Ridge Academy and also played for the Edmonton South Side Athletic Club. The official cause of death has not been released."He was a real salt-of-the-earth guy," said Griffins forward and another Sherwood Park product Nolan Yaremchuk, 25. "He really thought about other people before he thought about himself. I think that Nakehko was so special in so many different ways. For one, he was so funny, he had a charismatic personality, and he was always wanting to come to the rink to get better. His drive for hockey was something I'd never seen before. He loved playing hockey."
Grant MacEwan Griffins hockey player and Sherwood Park product Cam Gotaas speaks about the death of teammate Nakehko Lamothe. Greg Southam/Postmedia Network
Part Dene and part Cree, Lamothe was a role model for Indigenous youth. He grew up on the Bigstone Cree Nation at Calling Lake and helped run youth hockey programs. Last February, Lamothe invited youth from his community to spend a day with him at MacEwan."He was an incredible teammate and he was very well liked in the dressing room," Griffins head coach Mike Ringrose, a former player for the Sherwood Park Crusaders, said. "He was infectious in terms of his attitude and his work ethic. He was easily the fittest player on our team. Anytime we did any type of fitness competition, he was the one that always came out on top and took care of his body and his diet. He was a leader for us in that regard. On the ice, he was extremely competitive, worked exceptionally hard and was hard to play against. The type of guy you were certainly happy to have on your team and you didn't want to see on the other side."According to teammates the six-foot-three, 210-pound forward was dedicated to fitness."We had a team party one time and us being university guys, some guys brought beer to the party and Nakehko brings 12 eggs," Gotaas said. "He was just a health consci...